Church Documents

A Communiqué issued at the End of the First Plenary Meeting

1. PREAMBLE We, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria, have held our First Plenary Meeting of the year at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria,Durumi, Abuja, from 17 to 23 February 2018. Having prayerfully reflected on theways in which we, as a Church and a Nation, can fully enjoy the fullness of life promised us by our Lord Jesus Christ, we now ...

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BISHOP ALBERT FASHINA’S HOMILY

Good morning Brothers and Sisters in Christ You are welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Ijebu Ode, we welcome you Brothers and Sisters of the Catholic Communications. From the Readings (Jonah 3:1-10; Luke 10:38-42), we could see how God communicates himself to us today, he took the initiatives because he loves to bring back his people to himself. He took ...

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Our Dignity, Our Nation & Our Citizenship

A Statement of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria 1: The Struggle for Citizenship Since the end of Nigeria’s tragic civil war, at no other time in the history of our dear country has the issue of our common citizenship been subjected to more strain. We have witnessed the ubiquity and the rising profiles of ethnic militias and their increasing ...

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Restoring Confidence in Nigeria

A Statement of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria on the State of the Nation 1. Less than two years ago, from His throne, the Lord looked down upon Nigeria with mercy and compassion and then showed us how much He loved us. Against all odds, even when as a people we had almost given up on ourselves and the ...

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A Communiqué at the End of the Second Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at Domus Pacis Pastoral Centre, Igoba, Akure, Ondo State, 8-16 September, 2016.

1.    PREAMBLE We, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria, held our Second Plenary Meeting of the year at Domus Pacis Pastoral Centre, Igoba, Akure, from 8 to 16 September, 2016. Having prayerfully reflected on the issues affecting the Church and our country, we now present our Communiqué. 2.    EVENTS IN THE CHURCH In this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, we express ...

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Communique At The Maiden Intercative Session Of Catholic Laity Council Of Nigeria, Awka Diocese (clcnad)with The Diocesan Bishop, Most Rev Dr Paulinus Ezeokafor At St Matthew’s Parish, Amawbia, July 23, 2016

PREAMBLE: To address some of the issues that impede the spiritual growth of the lay faithful, we, the Catholic Laity Council of Nigeria, Awka Diocese (CLCNAD), on July 23, 2016 in the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, held our first interactive session with our diocesan bishop, His Lordship Most Rev Dr Paulinus Chukwuemeka Ezeokafor at St Matthew’s Catholic Church, Amawbia, Awka ...

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World Communications Day 2016

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 50th WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Holy Year of Mercy invites all of us to reflect on the relationship between communication and mercy. The Church, in union with Christ, the living incarnation of the Father of Mercies, is called to practise mercy as the ...

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PASTORAL MESSAGE AT THE END OF THE 2nd PLENARY ASSEMBLY OF THE REGIONAL EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE OF WEST AFRICA (RECOWA-CERAO)

0.  Greeting and Introduction:  Dearly beloved in Christ Jesus, we your Bishops at the end of our Second Plenary Assembly of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA-CERAO), which we held here in Accra, Ghana from Monday, February 22 to Monday, 29, 2016, bring you greetings of the season. We greet you in this special season of Lent in the Jubilee Year ...

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A Communiqué at the End of the First Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) at the DRACC, Lugbe, Abuja, 13-19 February, 2016

Theme: Catholic Church Promoting Mercy, Social Justice and Peace PREAMBLE We, the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria, held our First Plenary Meeting of the year at the Daughters of Divine Love Retreat and Conference Centre, Abuja, from 13 to 19 February, 2016. Having prayerfully reflected on the issues affecting the Church and our country, we now present our Communiqué. 2.    EVENTS ...

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